24th Annual Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival

When: Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Where: Bethany Christian Church, 3223 Westheimer Dr., Houston, TX (Google map)Dr. Ed and Mark Marmon

Ladies and gentlemen, the Texas FlyFishers would like to invite you to attend our 24nd Annual Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at Bethany Christian Church, located at 3223 Westheimer, Houston, Texas. The hours will be from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm.

Appearing will be some of the best and most versatile fly tyers from Texas and surrounding
states to answer your questions and show you their particular style of tying. We will also have a
series of one (1) hour classroom sessions dedicated to a particular pattern and/or style/technique
of tying and, a table set of for the beginner to try their hand at fly tying.
Fly Tyer and Guide - Blane Chocklett Joining us this year will be Blane Chocklett, noted fly creator, author and expert musky guide.
Blane grew up fishing the small mountain streams near his home in Blue Ridge, Virginia.  As a youngster he started a guiding service and, in the late 90’s, opened Blue Ridge Fly Fishers in
Richmond, Virginia which rapidly became one of the most respected full service fly shops in the
region.  He quickly gained a huge following with his creative and extremely effective fly patterns.
Blane has worked for years to create patterns that have all the intricate nuances of flies,
combined with the strike-generating action of conventional lures. Continue reading